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Shifting Stained Glass

I feel like every time I want to use a lot of multichrome polishes I always think the end result will be prettier than it is. Don’t get me wrong, I find this mani quite pretty…just not as pretty as it could be if the colors shifted EVEN MORE.

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As it stands, I looks like I used 8-10 colors per nail when I only used 5. But it is hard to tell within one nail where each color is because they shift! But I wanted to play with them anyway so here we are. This happens every time I get a new multichrome :-p

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I have a separate post coming up that highlights the base polish here, so I’m not going to focus on it. Basically, I love shifty polishes and I didn’t have a golden copper yet.

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Its so hard to convince myself not to go buy more shifters! They are so pretty! But they are almost impossible to wear to the hospital (the polish is downright distracting), and since there are now SO MANY COLORS by SO MANY BRANDS I don’t even know which ones look the same or different anymore! No one owns them all (that would be crazy) so I can’t get a side-by-side 😦

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Colors:
~ Magenta/gold: ILNP – Masquerade
~ Blue/purple: ILNP – Birefringence
~ Copper/gold: Born Pretty – 212
~ Green/teal: ILNP – Reminisce
~ Gold/green: Catrice – Genius in the Bottle
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamps: BM – XL205, BP – L054

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed! Maybe next time I’ll remember to stick to one or two shifty polishes, not a whole boatload 😀

Negative Space Flowers

These came out cute! Although, sadly, they were cuter in my head. I just wanted something colorful and spring-y! I do wish that I had a left a bit more space between the flowers on some of my nails, but oh well.

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The art is inspired by @lifeisbetterpolished, who has apparently changed her ID to @withlovekarissa and I had to hunt around and make sure I wasn’t tagging someone who stole her photos!

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Anyway. Flowers, and negative space. I don’t usually go for negative space designs, but putting this on a white background seemed too…jarring.

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Colors:
~ Sheer nude: Formula X – Marvelous
~ Pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Orange: Wet n’ Wild – Sunny Side Up
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Blue: Essie – Rock the Boat
~ Purple: Essie – Full Steam Ahead

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It is amusing that 90% of the colors I used came from two pastel collections (Wet n’ Wild and Essie)! I should go back to buying collections that come out with rainbow colors with the same finish, it makes for the best nail art! Hope you enjoyed!

Rainbow Swirl to Black

Time for a jelly rainbow mani! I have a second one coming up shortly as well, but this one is a bit more…neon…and since Monday’s post was more dark-and-elegant I decided it was time for colors! Also, I got to use my favorite auto-nail-art polish, the black thermal top coat from Bow polish.

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I started with two coats of white creme, then two coats of the thermal polish, then I painted on the rainbow jellies and finally the swirly stamp. When cold, all you can really see is a hint of color over the holo flakes within the thermal top coat…but when it is warm the whole rainbow comes alive!

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On my accent nails, I did two coats of Zoya Storm (which I also don’t wear enough!), then a stamp (I tried to do a gradient rainbow stamp, but the colors I used didn’t work well over black and mostly appeared as a pastel version of themselves….which is not what I was going for). I ended up going over the stamp with the same jelly polishes I used on the rest of my nails, and it looked so cool! You can see the slight tinge of color overlaying the holo flakes in Storm, in addition to the color over the stamped pattern.

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I think if I had to do this over, I would make all the nails look like my accent nails. I love the thermal polish, but I think the revealed rainbows might be a bit…much. Still awesome, but honestly more colorful than I was expecting!

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What do you guys think, black holo+rainbow on top, or hidden rainbow revealed by warm? I ended up really loving the almost-cold state, where you could barely see the colors peaking through, but it was hard to get that to last without going bright or dark!

Candy Swirl

Short post today, because I forgot to write this over the weekend and I need to head into the hospital for work!

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This was inspired by Pet Nails although I cannot seem to find her blog anywhere! Googling “pet nails nail art” is a sure-file way to get pictures of people’s dog’s painted toenails!

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My nails are not so varied as hers nor are my lines quite as thin…I almost wish that I had looked at her image while I was painting mine! Mine are fine, but her’s are better and I could have done them exactly. Whoops!

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Colors
~ Pink: Revlon – Bubbly
~ Orange: Wet n’ Wild – Sunny Side Up
~ Yellow: Maybelline – Citrus Collide
~ Blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Purple: Essie – Full Steam Ahead
~ Glitter: Sally Hansen – Diamonds
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme

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That’s all. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving (if you live in the US)!

Sharpie Art!

For MONTHS now I have been wanting to try and make nail art using sharpies. I tried once years ago using a silver sharpie and it smudged all over the place. Now, I have new top coat and about a billion tutorials to show me what to do!

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Most of the tutorials wanted me to mix my sharpie ink with some type of rubbing alcohol. Unfortunately, I do not own anything that volatile so I had to just wing it! I more or less just colored in my nails and tried to blend the colors in the middle. I also had a teal and a blue…but they were somehow dried up and didn’t work! Even my pink was getting dry but at least it was bright.

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Once they were painted on, I cleaned my cuticles…luckily it turns out sharpie removes with acetone. Otherwise I would have been in quite a bit of trouble! I added a stamp in black from BM plate 203, top-coated, and voila!

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I do wish I had taken at least a few photos before top coat…it was less glossy but you could see the orange better. It somehow faded a bit when I added top coat! Still looks awesome I think.

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The base I used was Stockpile by Emily de Molly…I wanted to see if either the holo or the larger silver shards would show through. Although the end result isn’t holo, it is definitely glittery! Hope you enjoyed!

Paintbrushes

See, for the theme of Day 27, artwork, I decided to go with things that work to make art…in this case paintbrushes. I have no idea if anyone other than me would ever be able to identify what they are without me telling them! Oops.

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To create the bristles I painted my nails a medium brown, and added a bristle-like stamp with a nude tone. I then dry-brushed on a bit of each of my intended colors to create an effect as though the paintbrushes had been previously used for the specific color.

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Then I added the blobs of color and a little white crescent to indicate that they were shiny. I decided to matte the ‘brush’ part and make the paint part ‘glossy’ just for fun!

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Colors
~ Brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Orange: ULTA – Sun of a Gun
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Green: Salon Perfect – Escape to Neverland
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Stamp: BM – 314

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So, do they look like paintbrushes? Did I succeed? 🙂

Kawaii Cones

Rainbow day is usually my favorite day in the challenge…but this year nothing came to mind! I don’t know why. I did however find these in my recently-done-but-not-posted-yet folder, and since they are basically a pastel rainbow AND adorable I figured it worked!

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It also helps that it is still summer (for a few days) so its totally ok to post ice cream cones 😀

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The nail art was inspired by jamylyn_nails even though I have trouble with faces, still! I think its adorable.

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I did a matte and a glossy version of these but I liked the matte version far better, so that’s what you are seeing! Mostly because shiny ice cream cones were very confusing to me.

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Hope you enjoyed! I think I’ve only painted a few new nail arts for this challenge so far, most of these are from the ‘vault’. However, tomorrows is a new one at least!

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